Mx7 and vybrid socs through the serial download protocol sdp. The prebuilt image already contains uboot versions for most of the device variants from boundary devices, but the update needs to be done manually when. Second, assuming that you were successful in building uboot you now need to load it on the flash of the uut. Mxbased sbcs and soms for the general embedded market. Its assumed that the reader is familiar with uboot usage at the command level as well as compilation and deployment. I worked at boundary devices fulltime for less than a year pros interesting and varied work uboot, linux kernel, android, yocto, opengl, writing blog posts etc. Variscite now supports a new, highly demanded feature. Mx6 introduction for one of our customers building a product based on i. This board has been replaced for librem 5 development by the librem 5 development kit this page has been retained for informational purposes, and describes how to set it up for development. Enter recovery mode and load u boot following the boundary devices article. Since this board supports only wayland graphical backend, the system is simpler than earlier systems with i. Headquartered in lake forest, ca, boundary devices is an iso9001 certified nxp proven partner that has completed thousands of successful projects with the i. Clone boundary devices repository using your desired uboot version.
This opensource utility software by boundary devices allows to download and execute code on nxp i. Among other things, it discusses the packages source code layout, the available build options, uboots command set. The uboot universal bootloader project provides firmware for many cpu architectures and boards, including adis blackfin processors with full source code under gpl. Xcap for nitrogen6 is not provided on the pixcir cd, and only available via download. The nitrogen6x is a low cost development platform designed by boundary devices. Enter recovery mode and load uboot following the boundary devices article. The nitrogen6x platform is a development system based on freescales i. Boundary devices is happy to release the latest uboot v2018. Using usb, your device should be detected automatically using the usb vidpid from. To facilitate this in sitara family devices, within uboot we have a command in the environment named findfdt that will set the fdtfile variable to the name of the device tree to use, as found with the kernel sources. In this text we will describe in detail how to use the yocto project to build a system for the boundary devices nitrogen6x platform the nitrogen6x platform is a development system based on freescales i. Prebuilt images by default, the sd card that comes with the sabre lite board just. Most commonly it is used as a replacement for nxps mfgtool to load spl and u. This board has been replaced for librem 5 development by the librem 5 development kit.
It does this by setting the config bootcommand environment variable as. The prebuilt image already contains uboot versions for most of the device variants from boundary devices, but the update needs to be done manually when first starting the device. However when i try the same tool on qp the tool fails. Use the imx6 sabrelite board for a costeffective platform that enables rapid application development. See boundary devices documentation for more details on use of these commands. Most commonly it is used as a replacement for nxps mfgtool to load spl and uboot via the usb otg port.
This allows the loading of the linux kernel to happen in the lowerregions of ram, without conflicting with the current execution of u boot. For those not sure about which binary to download, here is a quick summary for our boards. The sabrelite board from boundary devices come with the capability to boot from the nor flash. It is common for this variable to contain both serial input and keyboard input, so you can use either type of input during development.
Welcome to the wiki area for cooperating on u boot development. Pcie boot support in 1st stage of uboot, no need of 2nd stage uboot. Heres how to quickly get up and running with the sabre lite board. Most commonly it is used as a replacement for nxps mfgtool to load uboot via the. Ti81xx psp uboot pcie boot user guide texas instruments. Support for booting the kernel by allowing download of image and polling at fixed location in ocmc ram for shared communication with rc side software to carry out boot. The short tutorial focuses on uboot for arm, but the techniques used on other architectures are similar and often exactly the same. Yet another manual about upgrading uboot on your development board. To know if your device is supported in uboot, check out the respective device page. Input devices are controlled by the environment variable stdin which contains a list of devices that can supply input. Uart12 are mapped to devttymxc0 and devttymxc1 under linux and com12 under windows embedded. It really helps the development process as it provides a simple way to load uboot directly to dram.
There is tooling to update the firmware using a uboot command and. So far the emmc and onboard ethernet can be used to boot, with more device support yet to be implemented. Mx platforms makefile 20 12 0 0 updated mar 27, 2020. The uboot project provides firmware for adis processors. The board is available with a variety of accessories including.
This utility allows to download and execute code on freescale i. Uart2 is used as the uboot and os console, so uart1 or uart5 on. This connection is also used in the factory to download the kernel and ramdisk. This repository contains kernel source trees for boundary devices i. For video capture applications it has multistreamcapable hd video engine delivering 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode and 3d video playback in hd. It provides many interesting features and connection. Support for sunxi devices is increasingly available from upstream uboot. Boundary devices sabrelite freescale arm cortex a9. Uboot supports multiple console devices for input and output. It is a very good example of a vendor proprietary firmware verification mechanism. In this text we will describe in detail how to use the yocto project to build a system for the boundary devices nitrogen6x platform. U boot supports multiple console devices for input and output. Uboot, linux kernel, and android patches for freescale i.
Implemented in the rom code of the freescale socs, this protocol allows to send some code over usb or uart to a freescale. View and download boundary devices nitrogen6 max user manual online. Boundary devices has a tool to load directly a uboot binary file. As i said earlier, uboot is a richly documented bootloader. Boundary devices nitrogen6 max user manual pdf download. In case you have a corrupt u boot or if you wish to update to new u boot in sabrelite board from boundary devices here are the steps. Mx6 with a fairly lowvolume, we had to design a mechanism to perform the factory flashing of each product. Please note that this required changes in the hardware design.
Documentation on how to use u boot belongs into the dulg manual. This page has been retained for informational purposes, and describes how to set it up for development. U boot debug with jtag one of the challenges with u boot is that it relocates itself very soon after excecution, so that it can live in the upper regions of ram. Factory flashing with u boot and fastboot on freescale i. Mx6 is a highly integrated development system based on the next generation armcortex a9 processor from freescale. This allows the loading of the linux kernel to happen in the lowerregions of ram, without conflicting with the current execution of uboot. Mx8, mipi display support, as well as driver improvements. Feb 24, 2020 i worked at boundary devices fulltime for less than a year pros interesting and varied work u boot, linux kernel, android, yocto, opengl, writing blog posts etc. With this lcpd release all boards are required to use a device tree to boot. The readme file included with the package, for example, covers the use of uboot extensively. Mx6 is listed as supported on the armv7 page, but im unable to get it working because of the efi interface. If uboot is already installed and running on your board, you can use these instructions to download another uboot image to replace the current one.
This application note outlines the installation of xcap on the boundary devices nitrogen6 with arm imx6 processor running linux. The original development board for the librem 5 was the boundary devices nitrogen board with i. Here is the list of all devices supporting mainline uboot a changelog is available here. Jun 19, 2019 if nothing happens, download the github extension for visual studio and try again. Uboot mmc dev 1 mmc1 is current device uboot fatload mmc 1. The guide above is out of date, and missing information. Mx6 has the capability to boot directly from the sd card. Interesting and varied work uboot, linux kernel, android, yocto, opengl, writing blog posts etc. Mx7 and vybrid socs through the serial download protocol sdp it really helps the development process as it provides a simple way to load uboot directly to dram. It provides many interesting features and connection options packed into the same board which includes. Its most recommended to read the readme file in the projects root directory first.
The prebuilt image already contains u boot versions for most of the device variants from boundary devices, but the update needs to be done manually when first starting the device. Uboot debug with jtag one of the challenges with uboot is that it relocates itself very soon after excecution, so that it can live in the upper regions of ram. Mx8m evk board support, and boundary devices git repository. Detected sst25vf016b with page size 256 bytes, erase size 4 kib, total 2 mib uboot sf erase 0 0xc0000 sf. Uart2 is used as the uboot and os console, so uart1 or uart5 on j54 should normally be used for external connections. I did download richtechies socalled released source code since it. Factory flashing with uboot and fastboot on freescale i. If you are updating from an older image, you may also need to update the version of u boot on the device. The uboot console should start uboot build number g9829bd4. In case you have a corrupt uboot or if you wish to update to new uboot in sabrelite board from boundary devices here are the steps. Uboot based on mainline uboot used by fsl community bsp in order to provide support for some backported features and fixes, or because it was submitted for revision and it takes some time to become part of a stable version, or because it is not applicable for upstreaming. Set your board to serial download mode, set the boot switch position.654 227 298 1286 338 1078 134 30 1016 1002 230 1547 1104 447 201 1391 1131 1572 279 448 954 369 769 398 1586 116 251 356 164 1316 130 1037 330 1080 532 536 1042 1230 810 598